Ship Shops still growing strong, renting boats, after 84 years

Ship Shops still growing strong after 84 years

Helping folks see Cape Cod from the water in Bass River

By Walter Brooks

A short video tells the Ship Shops Boat Rental story.
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Some people in Yarmouth think Ship Shops has been here since before the Mayflower arrived in Ptown. But it has only been four score and four years, as a Pilgrim might describe how long this local Bass River Marina has been on the Cape.

Ship Shops starting renting boats and doing about everything else a good marina does in 1928.

According to Martyn Taubert, all of their boats are late model Boston Whalers and  powered with fuel injected outboards.

Their rental boats all feature VHF radios, depth finders, rod holders, swim platforms, US Coast Guard required safety equipment and local navigation charts.

Ship Shops' 20', 22' and 24' boats have GPS navigation and sun tops.

Martyn adds, "No reservations can be taken for hourly rentals. If you walk in and we have availability, we will gladly rent for a 2 hour minimum."

Save $10 on a boat rental

To make it even more tempting for you to see Cape Cod the way the crew and passengers on the Mayflower saw it, Ship Shops is offering a $10 off coupon for its boat rentals.

See Ship Shops' $10 off coupon in any edition of Best Read Guide , print out the ad above, or click here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on